plural noun

: a large family of marine percoid fishes containing the pompanos, amberfishes, cavallas, and a number of other narrow-bodied food fishes with widely forked tail chiefly of warm seas

Word History


New Latin, from Carang-, Caranx, type genus + -idae

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“Carangidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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